Meanwhile, it appears that the land/sea joint-military training exercise has kicked-off in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) with existing two RAAF Pilatus PC-9/A aircraft that arrived into Rockhampton Airport over the weekend also taking to the air this week to complete their first sorties.
As mentioned below, the two PC-9s were identified as A23-020 and A23-022 and have been heard to complete sorties this week using the radio callsign of "Reaper".
The three PC-9s are flown by the RAAFs Number 4 Squadron (Forward Air Control) based at RAAF Base Williamtown. Number 4 Squadron consists of three flights, with 'A Flight' comprising the aircrew responsible for operating the four Pilatus PC-9/A Forward Air Control (FAC) variant aircraft.
Sincere thanks to local plane spotters Kayanne H and Trevor H for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos!
Photos taken by Kayanne Hardsman and Trevor Hardsman ©